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March/April 2003
 
 
 

Reunions

BY A VVA STAFF REPORT

U.S. Marine Security Guards, (M.S.G.), American Embassy, Saigon, will hold its reunion September 10-14, New Orleans. Contact: Mike Bertini, P.O. Box 295, Jacksonville, NC 28541; 910-353-7377.

USS Nitro (AE-2/AE-23) Association will hold its reunion June 18-22, Providence (Warwick), Rhode Island. Contact: Robert Eberlein, EBB23@aol.com or James Timmons, stitch@ticon.net or visit website http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/nalc820/ussnitro.htm

509 Combat Eng. (P-B), Vietnam era, 1965-73. All past members are invited to St. Charles, Illinois, for a reunion in August 2004. Contact: Richard Trapp, 528 S. 10th, Geneva, NE 68361; 402-759-3659.

101st Airborne Division Association reunion, August 12-18, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Resty Habon, Jr., 916-688-3003; 916-804-7756 (cell); hooah2@citlink.net

585th Engineer Co. (DT) will hold its second reunion October 3-5, Ramada Inn, St. Louis Airport. For reservations, call 888-298-2054 or 314-291-5100. Contact: Ken Seymour, 352-527-3200; Eagle585@earthlink.net

Looking for Army personnel who served with 2nd Bn., 94th Arty., the 175mm artillery unit that operated in I Corps, Vietnam, 1966-72, for a reunion in April in Branson, Missouri. Contact: Martin S. McKnight, Box 125, McKnight Loop, Mason, TN 38049; 901-867-9026; tractorgp@yahoo.com

C-7A Caribou Association, USAF reunion November 5-8, Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Cheistine Phillips, 484-410-8035; christielee52@yahoo.com or wdelawer@chartertin.net

The 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry (Currahees) will hold its seventh annual ``Stand Alone Battalion" reunion along with the 101st Airborne Division Association ``Gathering of the Eagles'' in Reno, Nevada. The 3-506th reunion headquarters/hospitality room will be at the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino. Contact: currahee@lclink.com or joe@offroadeq.com

Reunion of those who served with VMA-225, Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1965, to be held August 14-17 in Michigan. Contact: Bob Paul, ruffkutt@peoplepc.com

B-2/501st Inf. (101st Abn. Div.), Vietnam, 1967-72, reunion July 24-27, Kansas City, Missouri, Airport Hilton. For reservations, 800-525-6322, use group code ``BCO.'' Contact: Jim Julien, 816-356-5003; Larry Jackson, 913-682-2412; Brad Jimerson, cjimerson@alltel.net or Dave Reinheimer, DMRB2501@aol.com. Visit our web site, www.angelfire.com/realm/b2501airborne/reunion.htm

All eras of the 328th Radio Research Company/Detachment will hold its third annual reunion, June 12-15, Embassy Suites, Nashville. Discounts on hotel accommodations and airfare discounts available. Contact: Tom Heiser, 5535 Kellner Rd., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-7264; 715-423-3914; tsheiser@wctc.net

The veterans of A Troop, 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry, 5th Inf. Div. (M) will hold our third annual reunion September 12-14, Tuscany Suites Hotel, Las Vegas. Call 877-887-2261 or 702-947-5913 for reservations, and identify yourself as being part of the reunion. Contact: Jim Good, 14506 Timucua Ct., Orlando, FL 32837, or visit web site, www.atroop412cav.com

6/77th Field Artillery Reunion, August 7-10, Holiday Inn Glen Ellyn, Chicago. Contact: Doc Bosma, P.O. Box 141, Boonville, MO 65233-0141; 660-882-5390; or visit web site www.77fa.org

2/77th Field Artillery Reunion, July 10-13, Airport Ramada Inn, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Doc Bosma, P.O. Box 141, Boonville, MO 65233-0141; 660-882-5390; or visit web site www.77fa.org

1/77th Field Artillery Reunion, June 11-15, Plaza Hotel, Killeen, Texas. Contact: Doc Bosma, P.O. Box 141, Boonville, MO 65233-0141; 660-882-5390; or visit web site www.77fa.org

Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Mar. Reg., Vietnam, all units, will hold its reunion August 7-11 in Washington, D.C. Contact: Harry Smith, 870-247-1146; smitty@kilo37.com

84th Engineer Battalion Construction reunion June 20-22, Holiday Inn, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Richard Sharp, 314-821-8640, or Paul Farley, ebc84th@aol.com

Second annual reunion of 39th Combat Engineer Battalion, Vietnam, 1965-72, and all attached units on September 4-6, the Grand Country Inn, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Gale Helser, 608-838-4774; galehelser@aol.com or visit website, 39thengineerbattalion@yahoogroups.com

4th Infantry (Ivy) Division Association national reunion, September 7-14. Contact: Gregory Rollinger, 13507 Danube Ln. R-25, Rosemount, MN 55068-3395;
www.4thinfantry.org

USMC Vietnam Tankers will hold its reunion August 21-23, Doubletree Airport Hotel, Seattle. Contact: Dick Carey, 278 Main Street, Mashpee, MA 02649; 508-477-5957; warveteran@aol.com

Thirteenth Annual Reunion of 1st Infantry Division, 2/16, Delta Co., 1967-68, will be held July 18-19, Allegan, Michigan. We've already located 108 former members. Contact: Don Dignan, 734-525-0157; ddignan@peoplepc.com

Americal Division Field Artillery reunion, May 13-15, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Contact: Bob Miller, ryskowski@aol.com

All hands, VAP-61-62 reunion to be held October 24-26, Best Western, Oak Harbor, Washington, reservations 800-927-5478. Contact: Bob Skillen, 322 Minnie Ln., Bakersville, NC 28705; 828-688-4851; bskillen@bigfoot.com

Trp. D (Air), 1/4th Cav. and Trp. C (Air), 16th Cav., call-sign ``Darkhorse,'' will hold its reunion June 18-22 in Atlanta. Contact: Dave Fesmire, 707-274-8272; dhcntrl@jps.net or Russ Bayerski, 925-723-2313; DarkhorseReunion@aol.com or visit web site, http://home.jps.net/dhcntrl

India Btry., 3rd Bn., 12th Mar. in conjunction with 3rd Bn., 4th Mar., Hawaii-Vietnam (all eras welcome), will hold its reunion July 23-27 in Seattle. Contact: Al Foley, 928-305-1641; rktman0831@aol.com or Jim Wright, 206-878-3325; gunner312@qwest.net

Annual Fifth Infantry Division reunion, August 29 to September 1, Waco, Texas. Contact: Robert Rochell, 1939 Hambleton Dr., Lorena, TX 76655; 254-420-1891; RRochell@msn.com or visit website at
www.societyofthefifthdivision.com/President's_page.htm

All veterans and associates are invited to 2nd Annual Dayton Veterans' Gathering, hosted by Dayton VFW Posts 9936 and 7596 and Vietnam veterans from the AOL Vietnam Vets Chat Room July 18-20, VFW Picnic area, Franklin, Ohio. Contact: Larry, 8358 Washington Village Dr., Centerville, OH 45458; 937-671-3647 (cell phone); LittleBadWolf@aol.com

The 25th Military Police Company will hold its reunion September 3-7 in Philadelphia. Veterans from WWII to present are welcome to attend. Contact: Bill Houston, 201-391-7730; BandC106@aol.com or J. Woodward, 610-644-0437;
jcwoodward111@msn.com

E Company, 2/7, 1st Mar. Div. reunion June 19-22 in Memphis. Contact: Bill Dyer, 904-783-4116; parthree@bellsouth.net

B Troop, 2nd/17th Cavalry Association reunion, September 11-13, Dayton, Ohio. We will be honoring memory of MOH recipient Joseph ``Guy'' LaPointe and dedication of a highway named in his honor. All eras are invited. Contact: David C. Martin, 254-694-5529; david_m79424@yahoo.com

VMF/VMF(aw)/VMFA-115 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 60th anniversary, July 18-20, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina. Contact: Lynn Hagen, 12000 First St. W., Watson, MN 56292; 320-269-8925;  lynnhagen@maxminn.net

 USS Chicago (CA29, CA136, CG11, SSN721) reunion May 7-11, Fredericksburg, Texas. Contact: S.P. Stewart, 1705 S227th Pl., Seattle, WA 98198-7639; 206-824-4814; backstay@mindspring.com or Jay R. Schrand, shcrand@fcc.net or visit our web site, www.usschicago.org

Vietnam Vets and Era Vets Campout Reunion, July 25-27, Freehold, New York. The public is invited to join with us to honor missing and deceased veterans. Contact: John Kellegher, 518-634-7748; jjk2897@aol.com Jim Sill, 518-966-5295; jims199@aol.com or Don Law, 315-363-7871; dlaw2@twcny.rr.com

2nd Airboat Plt., 9th Inf. Div. reunion April 9-11, Washington, D.C. Contact: James Wollner, 7 Oakridge Rd., Bloomfield, NJ 07003; 973-338-9242;
tinkertoys46@yahoo.com

The Destroyer USS Samuel N. Moore DD-747 Association reunion September 24-28, Holiday Inn-Golden Gate, San Francisco. Contact: Bob Culver, 5910 Brookview Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506-3534; 402-489-5910; Torpedoman@alltell.net

Carrier Air Group Two (CVG-2 Korea) will host homecoming reunion, October 7-11, Los Robles Lodge, Santa Rosa, California, and will pay homage to all aircraft carriers, Marine and Navy Air Group Squadron veterans of Korean War, 1950-53. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Raymond M. Andrews, P.O. Box 750474, Petaluma, CA 94975-0474.

3650th Basic Military Training Wing Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association, Inc., Reunion, September 4-7, Sampson State Park, Romulus, New York. All veterans of Sampson AFB, 1950-56. Contact: Ken Irish, 116 Lance Ln., Madison Heights, VA 24572-5351; 434-528-5313; 434-528-1978 (fax); KenCIrish@aol.com

American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall, October 30 to November 3, Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas. Veterans Day Celebration, November 8-9. Contact: Harold Mayes, 312 E. 13th St., Ottawa, KS 66067; 785-242-8744; rookie@ott.net or visit website, http://members.cox.net/vva912

Delta Co., 2nd Bn., 8th Cav. (Abn.), 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1965-72, will hold its reunion May 15-18, Radisson-O'Hare Hotel, Chicago. For reservations, visit www.radisson.com/rosemontil Contact: Rich O'Brien, richardobrien@msn.com

14th Combat Engineer Battalion Association, U.S. Army, reunion September 11-13, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Stanley H. Schwartz, 313 Hollow Creek Rd., Mount Sterling, KY 40353; 859-498-4567; shs313@mis.net

VVA Manhattan Chapter 126 celebrates its 20th anniversary on May 20, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, NYC. Contact: Patrick Gualtieri, PatUWVC@aol.com or Paul Buono, PaulUWVC@aol.com; 212-693-1476; 212-693-1475 (fax).

USS Saratoga CV3/CVA/CV60 reunion October 9-13, Dearborn, Michigan. Contact: John D. Brandman, 877-360-7272; cva360@hotmail.com or visit websites, www.uss-saratoga.com or www.usssaratoga.org

538th Eng. Landclearing Unit reunion will be held Labor Day weekend. Contact: Larry and Sharon Dohe, 854 N. 120th Rd., Lincoln, KS 67455; 785-526-7783.

Co. A, 1st/3rd LIB of the 11th Bde., Americal Div., reunion May 13-15, Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Contact: Bob Miller, 67 Gannett Rd., Farmington, NY 14425; ryskowski@aol.com

Rolling Thunder XVI Memorial Day weekend, May 25. Contact: Artie, P.O. Box 216, Neshanic Station, NJ 08853; 908-369-5139; 908-369-2072; or visit website,
www.rollingthunder1.com

POW-MIA Seventh Annual Walk of Awareness, May 10, Veterans Park, Manchester, New Hampshire, to State House, Concord, New Hampshire. Contact: Bob Williams; 603-627-0553 (evenings).

   

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